Dennis the Menace 1993

Dennis the Menace

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Walter Matthau does a nice job as Mr. Wilson, but Dennis the Menace follows the Home Alone formula far too closely.

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Mischievous Dennis Mitchell (Mason Gamble) makes the life of neighbor George Wilson (Walter Matthau) miserable with his overactive energy and inadvertent troublemaking. Because his parents must leave town for work and can't find a baby sitter for Dennis, they ask George and his wife, Martha (Joan Plowright), to take care of him. But when burglar Switchblade Sam (Christopher Lloyd) breaks in to steal George's gold coin collection, he takes Dennis as a hostage, and crusty George must save the boy.

Cast & Crew

Walter Matthau
Mr. George Wilson
Mason Gamble
Dennis Mitchell
Joan Plowright
Mrs. Martha Wilson
Christopher Lloyd
Switchblade Sam (Town Robber)
Lea Thompson
Mrs. Alice Mitchell
Robert Stanton
Mr. Henry Mitchell
Paul Winfield
Chief of Police
Amy Sakasitz
Margaret Wade
Billie Bird
Edith Butterwell
Hank Ketcham
Writer (Characters)
John Hughes
Screenwriter
Jerry Goldsmith
Original Music
Thomas E. Ackerman
Cinematographer
Alan Heim
Film Editor
Jim Bissell
Production Design
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Critic Reviews for Dennis the Menace

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (19)

Audience Reviews for Dennis the Menace

  • Dec 02, 2011
    Dennis the Menace is a bad movie, but kids will love it and thats the important thing, that its target audience loves it, and to be honest its pretty funny.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 09, 2011
    Dennis the Menace is actually a decent family comedy film that has good moments of comedy. I thought the film was decent, and does bring on a few chuckles. Christopher Lloyd plays the films villain and he used to scare me as a kid. The film is not perfect, but it's fun for what it is. Dennis the Menace is a decent family film, but not one of the classic films. I felt that it lacked something really special to truly make this film a classic. But for what it is, Dennis the Menace is a fun film that is worth seeing once. This is the perfect film to watch as a family, and it has some good, entertaining moments. But as I've said about many films of this caliber, Dennis the Menace is not a film that has stood the test of time, and I don't consider it a classic by any means. The film is decent at best, never great. The cast are good, but the here is of course Christopher Lloyd as the villain, he really has an intense evil look to him that makes you uneasy. Dennis the Menace is a decent film for what it is, and though it won't be remembered as something good, it's still an entertaining film to watch as a family. The film most likely make you smile, but it's not the best. Keep your expectations fairly average for this one, and you may not be disappointed.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2011
    Dennis the Menace is a bad movie, but kids will love it and thats the important thing, that its target audience loves it, and to be honest its pretty funny.
    Jim C Super Reviewer
  • May 28, 2011
    dennis is brought back to life, and he's leaving heavy laughs and disaster along the way! it's a home alone comedy with a major john hughes touch! A
    Juan C Super Reviewer

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